LOOKING IN THE SQUARE

A PICTURE RECORDS A MOMENT IN TIME. It will never return, but we have the picture to cherish

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Victoria Street, Hamilton
This old photo was one which I took as a youngster over 50 years ago when the Railway line ran through the main street of Hamilton.
The lines can be seen in the road, and the railway warning signals, and this picture is looking across the lines towards the south of Victoria Street. Ward Street runs off to the right just behind the white van. The Railway Bridge over the Waikato River is to the left of the picture out of frame.
The railway lines now run underneath the road so as not to hinder traffic flow.

1 comment:

Pete said...

Interesting stuff Dave and a great old photo! Must have been a big job building that tunnel, seems a bit of a waste just for the odd freight train. Bring back the passenger trains I say. It looks like the Hamilton to Auckland one has fallen through?

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